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African Americans have shaped American cuisine in surprising ways

JHE MOST the visually striking things on display at “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table,” an exhibit at the Africa Center in Harlem, are a quilt and a kitchen. The quilt (pictured) is made up of 406 squares, each representing an African-American contribution or contributor to American cuisine. It invites study: determining who is who and […]

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LA’s Yangban Company serves modern Korean-American cuisine – Robb Report

Yangban Society, the deli and Los Angeles market that couple chefs Katianna and John Hong opened on Monday, is all about mixing cultures while creating their own culinary language. “We are not in any way trying to elevate Korean cuisine or modernize Korean cuisine,” Katianna says. “We’re just trying to find food that is authentic […]

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Here’s where you can savor Native American cuisine

Food is one of the most powerful ways of expressing cultural identity and enabling people to share their heritage with others. It seems that Native American food is increasingly popular in the United States. Restaurants look to the past for inspiration, and many chefs revive dishes that are truly native to their region. The recent […]

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Marcus Samuelsson sets the record straight for American cuisine

In his shows, restaurants, and cookbooks, Samuelsson explores “about four cuisines in America” ​​that relate directly to the African American experience. American cuisine is a modern umbrella term, which, according to the owner of Red Rooster, brings together all of these heirloom flavors “be it barbecue, Southern, Lowcountry and Korean cuisine.” The major influence of […]

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Distant Relatives is dedicated to showcasing African American cuisine and history

Damien Brockway’s cooking career has taken him as far afield as New York, Boston and San Francisco, but it wasn’t until 2018 (when he was Executive Chef at Jester King) that he began to dig deeper into his own heritage. While chatting with a fellow chef from Zimbabwe, they began to wrestle with broader questions […]

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Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation’ Show Shows How Immigrants Shaped American Cuisine

When we spoke with Padma Lakshmi in March, the United States was only a week into quarantine – a time spent adjusting to life at home and, if you were Lakshmi, cooking big pots of lentils and decadent slices of chocolate cake. A lot has happened since then. And while the concept for his show […]

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Padma Lakshmi’s Taste the Nation deconstructs the myth of “American” cuisine

Padma LakshmiThe last project of was born from a particular tension of frustration. “I was tired of some people deciding who an American is and what American food is,” she said in a recent interview. “All my life in food, I’ve heard [the term] “New American Kitchen”. What is that? I just wanted to go […]

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Hulu’s Taste The Nation breaks down American cuisine

Photo: Dominique Valente (Hulu) It’s no wonder that the best American cooking shows are those that take hosts to other countries. It is there, and not in the United States, that they can truly investigate the culinary traditions that form the amorphous patchwork of American cuisine, which is defined primarily by how it has adopted […]

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American cuisine and how it came about

Paul Freeman, History Professor Chester D. Tripp (Liveright) For centuries, skeptical foreigners — and even millions of Americans — believed American cuisine didn’t exist. Over the past few decades, burgers, hot dogs and pizza have been thought to define the nation’s palate. Not so, believes food historian Paul Freedman, who writes that there is a […]

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International students adapt to American cuisine – The Temple News

Adjusting to American food was not on Jayeon Lilly Yoo’s list of concerns when she arrived at Temple University. “It wasn’t that difficult, but it’s hard to adapt to the lack of spicy food,” said Yoo, a first-year English student from South Korea. “I miss it. Oily food is also different in relation to my […]